Selecting the right artist for our binding collab with Union presents an interesting challenge. With so many great artists in the Asymbol family, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. It had to be someone whose artistic style and capability translated off the canvas. Someone who could work under pressure to deliver a great design that functioned as well as it looked. And it wouldn’t hurt if they’d taken home a famed Gold Duct Tape award at the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom…
With that, we proudly present the limited-edition 2016/17 Asymbol x Union collab binding, designed by Adam Haynes.
Adam calls Bend, Oregon home, and spends as much time in the backcountry as he does in his studio. Adam’s artwork conveys a deep sense of respect for the mountains and the culture of riding them. On these bindings, Adam’s art represents our connection to a winter landscape of trees and snow and sky.
These bindings aren’t just for show. Adam is a seriously demanding rider, and these bindings deliver ultra high-performance through their strong, lightweight and responsive design. Union Custom House packed these bindings with my streamlined Strap System featuring all new Ultra Grip toe straps and magnesium buckles and a new Stage 4 Force Duraflex ST Baseplate. The newly designed Custom Carrying Case also features Adam’s artwork.
2016/17 Asymbol x Union Bindings: Pillow Dreams
Designed by Adam Haynes, Union Custom House and the team at Asymbol.
Only a handful of L/XL pairs still available.
Nobody gets more excited about these bindings than we do. Why? Because we ride them ourselves, all winter long. On the deepest powder days and the crappiest icy groomer days, we're thinking about how to improve them. We bring the amazing designers at Union our ideas and they turn them into reality.
Getting to collaborate with Adam Haynes on this project was a dream come true for us. Adam is the consummate professional in everything he does, and that shines through his art as well as his riding and his character.
It takes a team effort to bring these bindings to life, but ultimately it's knowing you're out there slaying it just a little bit harder that motivates us to push them to the next level each year. We hope you like them.
- All New Custom Carrying Case
- Full Wrap Highback and Baseplate Art
- All New Ultra Grip Toe Straps
- Stage 4 Force Duraflex ST Baseplate
- Streamlined Travis Rice Strap System
- Team Highbacks
- Shift-on-the-Fly Forward Lean
- Tool-less Ankle and Toe Strap Adjusters
- 3D Aluminum Heelcups
- Magnesium Buckles
- Lifetime Warranty Base
Included with these bindings:
- Custom 3.5" 'collab edition' die-cut Asymbol sticker
- Not-for-sale 8.6" x 6.5" embossed print featuring Adam Haynes' artwork on this binding entitled 'The Grove'
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Born and raised of fine Central Oregon stock, artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants. He has paid the bills as a commercial illustrator for such clients as Nike 6.0, Tonka, Pirelli, and Specialized. However, Haynes refreshes his creative coffee cup several times a year with a scattering of art shows at galleries throughout the Northwest.